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DesignTechnology AS/A Level at Hazelwick School

Course description

• This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of creative careers

• They will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning into practice by producing prototypes of their choice.

Course content

Unit 1 -  Properties of materials. Industrial and commercial practice and systems, CAD/Cam and marketing. Year 12 & 13.

Unit 2 -  Design and make project, Year 12.

Unit 3 -  Design and make project, Year 13.



Year 1: Unit 1 -  Students will learn about the properties of materials, processes through theory, product analysis and visits to local industries. Unit 2 -  Students will design and make a small project in order to learn the skills necessary to undertake a larger scale project in year 13. This work will also re-enforce the work undertaken in the theory part of the course.

Year 2: Unit 3 -  Students will continue to develop their knowledge of materials and process through product analysis

Students start their design and make project.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 grade C/4 at GCSE (preferably Engliish Language & Mathematics) plus proven aptitude for creative thinking, designing & making.


Paper 1 -  Written exam: Technical principles, 30% of A level

Paper 2 -  Written exam: Designing and making principles, 20% of A level.

Paper 3 - Practical application of technical principles. Portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype. 50% of A level.

Future opportunities

Students who have studied this course have continued into Higher Education at some of the top Universities for Design and Engineering. Popular courses are, product design, architecture and engineering. Many students have also gained employment and training at BMW Mini and Jaguar/Landrover for example.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hazelwick School directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2017
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